Private Tours Ireland is owned and operated by Martin Murphy. He feels that running a successful tour operation is all about looking after the details and guiding people through their Irish visit, enriching and personalising their experience. Martin offers you a wealth of experience and knowledge to help you discover the true spirit of the Emerald Isle.
Martin Murphy is a traditional Irish musician at heart. Originally from Dublin, Martin made the logical move to Doolin, County Clare in the early eighties to expand his musical repertoire. While he was honing his musical skills, Martin spotted a business opportunity in this developing tourist destination and started a minibus service. Sixteen years ago, Martin went on to join Grey Line Tours as a driver-guide touring all over Ireland – there isn’t a corner of the country Martin hasn’t visited! He has also worked as a freelance driver for the top tour operators in Ireland. Martin is a Faílte Ireland approved national guide and has reached Level 1 in Audio Description for guiding people with visual impairment.
Martin’s work on three high-profile US presidential visits is testament to his knowledge and professionalism. In addition, he has personally escorted Boris Yeltsin, many high-ranking US diplomats and VIPs from the entertainment industry on their travels in Ireland – proof that sometimes, only the best will do! With all his experience and a keen eye for business, Martin eventually started his own chauffeur drive company in 2006.
He believes that now is a great time to promote his country and help share the natural beauty and riches it has to offer. His expression of that belief is Private Tours Ireland.
Martin puts a little bit of himself into all he does – Private Tours Ireland in not just a business for him – it’s a big part of who he is and the embodiment of his vision. He shares more, so that you take away more. You discover your own personal Emerald Isle and all that it brings you! If that’s music to your ears, find out more – contact us today.